Destination typeHistorical site, cultural site

Meknes, once an imperial city, is often overlooked by travelers but is well worth the visit. This city’s famous history dates to the late 1600s and the rule of Moulay Ismail. Many of the walls and gates that can still be seen were built through slave labor. Those under his leadership lived in great fear and as many historical accounts detail, one wrong move could result in death. Visitors can still explore the underground prison and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. The well-preserved and enormous Bab el-Mansour Gate is a must-see. Opposite the gate is the ancient medina and open square which becomes a lively place at night. A unique way to see the city is by horse and carriage… a 45-minute tour of the city that passes most of the major sites and the Mellah (Jewish quarter).

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